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Romantic Itinerary in Reykjavik

Having a romantic getaway in Reykjavík can be relatively effortless. The city lends itself to the romantic at heart. But if you want to turn the heat up, this itinerary offers ideas for sparking romance in Reykjavík. We're here to help you plan an exciting date night in Reykjavík, a romantic adventure in Iceland's gorgeous outdoors, where you might catch some northern lights. Read on for ideas on how best to relish romance in Reykjavík.

Don't stress whether your champagne is chilled or if the weather is freezing. When in doubt, remember the unofficial motto of Iceland: þetta reddast (it will all work out)...

Romantic experiences in Reykjavík can be low-key, pressure-free, and don't have to break the bank. We're giving you a road map to romantic places, so you can focus on something else – the excitement of being in love in the beautiful metropolitan Scandi-city.

Before we suggest how to capture beautiful moments and memorable experiences, we have some practical advice. Suppose your idea of romance includes champagne, red wine, liqueur, and fancy chocolate. In that case, you should check out the duty-free shop in the baggage claim at Keflavik International Airport. You can purchase accouterments for romance – as you prepare for a romantic holiday in Reykjavík. If you've already arrived in the city center, don't fret, you can shop in your local Vínbúðin (The State Alcohol and Tobacco company). There are multiple Vínbúðin locations for all things intoxicating. Vínberið on Laugavegur is an excellent shop for decadent chocolates and sweets from around the world.

An Enchanted Day and Evening

Begin your evening with a stroll down Sæbraut. This shoreline walk will romance you and whoever you are with. Along the path, you will come across Sólfar (Sun Voyager). Sólfar is a modern interpretation of an old Viking ship. The sculpture pays homage to Iceland's maritime history and is strikingly graceful. In broad daylight and the midnight sun, Sólfar looks stunningly beautiful, illuminated by the glow of the sun's rays. It's gorgeous when nestled in the vibrant colors of sunset and regal when adorned with snow. Regardless of the time of day or season, Sólfar is a place to revel in romance. Hold hands while you watch the magical sunshine dance across Faxaflói bay -it is a sight to behold. As you look over the water, watch the sun travel westward, dip down towards the equator, and accentuate Snæfellsnes peninsula and Esja mountain. After you've experienced the enchantment of Sólfar, turn back towards Harpa to enjoy a concert in Reykjavík's famed concert hall. Head up to Perlan to view a beautiful panorama of the city. On Perlan's wraparound deck, your breath will catch as you stand in awe of the spectacular, mountainous landscape beyond the city. Let yourself be elated at the moment, feeling romantic vibes from the tip of your toes to the core of your heart.

Relax in geothermal water

Sky Lagoon

Sky Lagoon is the local go-to place for romance, located just across the bay from Reykjavík towards the south in Kopavogur. Visitors soak in the lap of luxury in a secluded retreat not far from the city. We recommend those seeking romance to book a spot at Sky Lagoon before going because this oasis is a popular place for those seeking romance and healing in its mineral waters. It's an immersive experience in the idyllic beauty of Iceland.

At Sky Lagoon, the ambiance has been designed intricately and thoughtfully. When you arrive, you will be struck by how traditional architecture sculpted the inspiration for this modern turf house. Once inside, you will be greeted by friendly staff and directed to modern, Scandinavian changing rooms. When you are in your swimsuit, you will descend an aqueous stairway into the grotto. The grotto has been carved into nature using volcanic stone – adding to the mysticism and intensity of the experience. The walls will open to a breathtaking view as you move through the waters. In the lagoon, you can soak in the mysterious romance of Iceland, blissed out in an infinity pool that draws you into the horizon of the North Atlantic.

Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach

Nauthólsvík sits below Perlan and Sólland. Only open in summer, Nauthólsvík is a lovely, romantic spot. You and your "special someone" can soak in the sun while relaxing in Reykjavík's geothermal waters. Go sea swimming if you want to be reminded that you are near the Arctic Circle. You can take a dip in Nauthólsvík without freezing because the lagoon is kept somewhat warm by rerouted streams of geothermal water. After you've dipped your toes in the Atlantic, enjoy the spacious hot pot overlooking the bay and the sulfurous steam room that reminds you are atop volcanic terrain.


There are many great pools within and near Reykjavik. You can do laps together, sweat off the toxins in the steam, or simply relax in the hot tub and let your worries melt away. Icelandic public pools are genuinely in a league of their own -- as they feature a nominal swimming pool and a hot tub, steam room, and sauna. It is a refreshing place to visit with the one you care about. Together, you get to have a mental health day, recover, and rejuvenate from the hustle and bustle of packing, unpacking, and dodging snowstorms! Here are some of the many options available around the capital: Vesturbæjarlaug, Laugardalslaug, Sundhöll Reykjavíkur, Árbæjarlaug (entry to these pools and others around Reykjavik City is included for free in the 24-, 48-, and 72-hour Reykjavik City Card).

Romantic Restaurants in Reykjavik

Restaurants are abundant in Reykjavík. We've hand-picked choices that are exceptionally well suited for a beautiful evening together for lovers. A perfect end to a romantic day is to dine together over a delicious meal.


Jómfrúin is proud to carefully combine superb Icelandic ingredients with age-old Danish heritage so that guests can enjoy a culinary experience like no other. Jómfrúin stands for quality tradition that is worthy of preservation.

Perlan Bar

Elevate your senses at Perlan's 5th-floor bar, where you can savor the mesmerizing views of Reykjavik's stunning capital city, all while indulging in the exquisite flavors of expertly-crafted cocktails, hand-selected wines, and refreshing ales. It's the ultimate spot to unwind and make unforgettable memories with your special someone.

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy a tasty brunch, lunch, or dinner in a beautiful environment with your loved one. Check out the garden where you can dine or sip on a nice cocktail under the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights.

Vox Brasserie & Bar

An elegant dinner destination where relaxed elegance meets refined hospitality. An all-encompassing menu features a fusion of modern Icelandic and international classics. They combine the finest ingredients, paying homage to tried and tested traditional methods and their magical team showcases classic, innovative, and colorful combinations.

Fröken Reykjavík

Located in the heart of Reykjavík City Center. Within the art deco-styled restaurant you can find a vibrant bar, wine room, stunning winter garden, and an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare your meal.